Two child 'urgent care centres' set for Dublin

The Government has given the go-ahead for two new 'satellite centres' for the National Children's Hospital.

The two 'urgent care centres' in Blanchardstown and Tallaght, will easing the workload of the main hospital to be built in Kilmainham.

The centres will treat children with less serious conditions, and will treat up to 50,000 children a year.

Health minister James Reilly says the two smaller centres will form a vital part of the main children's hospital.

He said: "I want to emphasise that the satellite centres will not be standalone, they will be an integral part of the new childrens hospital.

"They will have the same governance and management, they will have the same clinical standards and the same staff who will rotate between the satellite centres and the main hosiptal."

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